TapThe Long Haul

I don’t know if Geordie is the same but in Bristle we have a useful dialect word:—

  • Tempree—liable to hang around a lot longer than you expected. Example: the Temple Meads tempree flyover, a ramshackle girder structure built during the post-war regeneration that was still in regular use into the early ’80s. Opposite of Permnunt.

So when Alistair Darling says that Northern Rock will go into a “temporary period of public ownership,” we know exactly what he means. Remember that Rolls-Royce was “emergency nationalised” for 16 years.

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